Monday, May 09, 2011

Happy Monday ~ RANT ALERT ~ Damn'd HOA

First, let me begin by saying that I mean no offense to anyone who has lived through the 1930's Dust Bowl crisis....though I seriously doubt any of my loyal band of readers are quite that old .

My mother raised me right y'all so I felt that had to be stated right at the start.

Buckle up kiddos..your Aunty is pissed off .

We are in severe need of rain down here folks.

The entire state of Texas is in a drought condition and they *(various talking heads) are referring to this as the " Fifty Year Drought".

They aren't kidding either.

When you approach the beginning of hurricane season and the weather wonks make the assertion that we need a small tropical depression in the Gulf , and NO ONE flips see my point.

Down here we have HOA's or Homeowners Associations and for the most part they do well enough..I won't tell you what SU calls them..

When you buy a house you have to agree to the terms that the various HOA's set forth , and failure to do so can mean in the worst case scenario that you stand a very good chance of losing your house..through costly and quite legal means.

Read that last bit again..I'll wait .

Generally they do a good job of making sure that everything is tidy and that no ones house is falling down .

Our annual fee is modest by comparison to some of the other areas..only $300.00 a year.

Fine and dandy..........until.

We get a letter this weelend from the Gestapo that states that we are in violation because they did a drive by and we have no grass in our front yard or in the strip between the sidewalk and the street.

Ahem..those with delicate constitutions may skip this next part.

BULL FUCKING SHIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have grass..and it's of the tan variety because we have had no rain.

FUCKING IDIOTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I water..carefully and responsibly.

I am already dreading next months bill since we had to replace the water heater...yeah team..40 - gallons !

I was and am livid.

My next door neighbor Miss Cindy is on the board.

She chirped that out of the 800 houses in the subdivision, 184 or 185 got letters about the shabby appearence of their front yards.

Oh , that lifted my spirits !


So as we ( Cindy and I ) were out there yesterday ....watering....I put it to her :

" Cindy, if they start to ration water as we are all expect..what is the HOA going to do ? "

Her smug reply ?

" Oh WE ( the royal we by the way ) will pass an emergency exemption or ruling or what ever."

Praise Gaia..SHE GOT A LETTER TOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are doing the best that we can but Jeebus H...I have no desire for a $300.00 water bill......would you ?

The rant is officially over...I feel better and I do value Cindy as both a neighbor and as a friend..can we say awkward ?

Have a great week, regular insane postings will resume.

Ciao ,

Aunty Pol

1 comment:

HubbleSpacePaws said...

I'm almost speechless. Almost.

Drought conditions and they want to press the grass issue UNTIL rationing is declared?

I'm thinking a polite letter pointing out that conserving water NOW is the responsible thing to do for the community. Not just the neighborhood. The community. And that the homeowner's association should be at the forefront of promoting responsible behavior.